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A97

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  1. Salicylic acid on its own actually has strong anti-inflammatory properties. But unfortunately most products containg salicylic acid contain a lot of irritants (alcohol, menthol, peppermint, witch hazel, etc) and even are not in the right ph for exfoliation to occur. I really encourage you to add a well formulated salicylic acid product in your son's routine. I recommend one from a paula's choice. The 2% BHA liquid maybe best for its weightless texture. You can use it directly after cleansing and
  2. You're left with hormonal treatments if you're a female(can be very effective), light and heat therapies that provide short term results, and diet changes which can do little in my opinion.
  3. Uhhhhhh you don't think they're in the process of finding the right treatment? They stated right in the topic that they are taking the necessary steps in their diet and hygiene. "Why don't you just treat it!?!?" is so obnoxious. Damn near everyone who has acne is treating it, with everything they have. Anyway, a lot. You can probably tell how bitter I am. I'm going on a decade with the issue. My acne finally cleared up this year completely but now I have body dysmorphic disorder and scars. Yo
  4. Uhhhhhh you don't think they're in the process of finding the right treatment? They stated right in the topic that they are taking the necessary steps in their diet and hygiene. "Why don't you just treat it!?!?" is so obnoxious. Damn near everyone who has acne is treating it, with everything they have. Anyway, a lot. You can probably tell how bitter I am. I'm going on a decade with the issue. My acne finally cleared up this year completely but now I have body dysmorphic disorder and scars. Yo
  5. You should use an effective 2% BHA (salicylic acid) product. You wanna make sure the product doesn't cantain irritants (alcohol, menthol, fragrance, essential oils, etc) and is in the correct ph range to be effective. I recommed paula's choice bha products as there are really few that have the above criteria.
  6. What you should try before going on accutane are the body regimen at acne.org and azelaic acid. In my experience, those are the most powerful topical acne treatments and would most likely improve your skin and get your clear. Just don't waste your time on over-the-counter products that promise alot but most of them don't work.
  7. You were honest with her and she has to be so. While you should try to be confident when you've got acne, don't give up trying to treat it. You may wanna take a look at The Regimen on acne.org. And your acne is not that bad man. Mine was nearly like yours and the regimen got me completely clear. And btw the girl doesn't have flawless skin, she's only good at makeup
  8. Why don't you try to treat it? Check the regimen on this site. You can also still cover up by make up.
  9. They are not scars. You still have acne.To clear that up, Scars are little holes in the skin that do not fade awy over time. Acne marks are flat red spots that remain after a pimple has healed and fade in a few months. What you've got is acne that should be treated. Have you checked the regimen on this site?
  10. It's not possible that jojoba oil is causing breakouts because a pimple takes several weeks to form. The pore should be clogged at first then bacteria multiply and inflammation occurs and all of that cannot happen in just one week. You wanna make sure his skin isn't getting any sort of physical irritation and watch Dan's youtube videos if you hadn't.
  11. Use an effective BHA (salicylic acid product). Salicylic acid is the only exfoliant that can get into the pores and exfoliate those dead skin cells. Paula's choice makes great bha products.
  12. That is an interesting observation, I will be careful with long term of topicals and will bring this up with my derm to see what she has to say. Did you use BP on areas where you did not have acne? Or did you spot treat? Thanks I used it all over as it helped prevent acne, quite well actually. Spot treating with BP is useless as once a pimple presents itself, it just has to run its course. I'm not discouraging use of topicals long term as it works for some people until they outgrow th
  13. I also developed senstivity to bp after a few months but once I stopped my skin came back to normal. Maybe you would've developed eczeme or rosacea anyway. Topicals cannot cause permanant skin problems. Very false. Topicals can definitely cause permanent damage to skin, depending on your skin type, sensitivity, etc. I may have been on the road to develop eczema and rpsacea but BP for me definitely caused eczema as I never had it before in my life, even when using strong retinoids. Some topi
  14. I also developed senstivity to bp after a few months but once I stopped my skin came back to normal. Maybe you would've developed eczeme or rosacea anyway. Topicals cannot cause permanant skin problems. Very false. Topicals can definitely cause permanent damage to skin, depending on your skin type, sensitivity, etc. I may have been on the road to develop eczema and rpsacea but BP for me definitely caused eczema as I never had it before in my life, even when using strong retinoids. Some topi
  15. Yes, these are called post inflammatory hyperpigmentation and should fade within 6 months. Make sure to protect your skin from the sun everyday using spf 15 or greater to prevent further inflammation.
  16. That looks like rosacea. Are you sure you bought products that are right for your skin type? Your typical skincare line would be paula's choice skin recovery. You should also try their redness relief treatment. You may also use azelaic acid to treat your bumps and redness. One last very important thing is to use spf daily no matter how cloudy or cold is it as unprotected sun exposure can potentially aggreviate rosacea.
  17. That looks like rosacea. Are you sure you bought products that are right for your skin type? Your typical skincare line would be paula's choice skin recovery. You should also try their redness relief treatment. You may also use azelaic acid to treat your bumps and redness. One last very important thing is to use spf daily no matter how cloudy or cold is it as unprotected sun exposure can potentially aggreviate rosacea.
  18. I also developed senstivity to bp after a few months but once I stopped my skin came back to normal. Maybe you would've developed eczeme or rosacea anyway. Topicals cannot cause permanant skin problems.
  19. How long have you been using bp?If you have been using it for more than two month and seeing no results I would recommend azelaic acid. You might also add a bha (salicylic acid) treatment. Paula's choice makes great bha products.
  20. Body moisturizers tend to be too thick for oily, acne-prone skin. If you have dry skin, however, you can give it a go.
  21. It depends on the size of your blackheads but you should see an improvement after a few day in your skin tone and texture. It's best to use it twice a day after cleansing and follow with sunscreen in the morning. I am just curious to know which bha product did you buy and what's your skincare routine right now.
  22. Don't use cologne. Any type of fragrance is problematic for skin. Instead use a fragrance free, light moisturizer. I recommend the acne.org moisturizer or paula's choice invisible finsh moisture gel.
  23. It okay if your skin is dry. You can also mix jojoba oil with your favourite moisturizer before applying sunscreen.
  24. If you mean real scars not acne marks then there's nothing to do about them through skincare. There are other laser treatments and other options that work well so you may ask your dermatologist about this types of treatment. Aloe vera can be only somewhat soothing to the skin and collagen applied topically won't affect collagen in the skin or bind to it. So both will do nothing about scars.
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